Hard to Rehome
Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy, which means we never put down a healthy dog.
Although many of the dogs in our Centres find homes within a few weeks, some have more specific requirements which make it harder to find them a home. Our Special Dogs have been at a centre for six months or more, due to a number of reasons. Some do not like being in a kennel environment and so do not present themselves favourably but are fine outside. Others do have behavioural issues that can be successfully resolved away from the stressful environment of a rehoming centre, with effort and commitment on the part of the new owner. Sadly, some are simply regarded as just not ‘pretty’ and are not chosen because of their looks.
For those with issues that need special attention, Dogs Trust runs two programmes to support the training and welfare of the dogs.
The dogs that need a little extra learning go to our STAR unit.
Based at our Evesham Rehoming Centre, STAR offers dogs one to one training and teaches them how to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life, teaching them to love people again.
Some of our dogs prefer not to live with people and these live in our sanctuary.
This large secure field with shelter, allows dogs to roam and form natural relationships within the group.
The dogs here are happy, content and living a life free of the stresses with which they have shown they cannot cope. They are fed regularly, health-checked and have human interaction with two dedicated carers.